Izumi Tanaka is a GREEN realtor® and a Change Agent with Latitude Regenerative Real Estate by eXp Realty. As a GREEN realtor®, LEED Green Associate, and GreenPoint Rated Advisor, she serves the Southern California area.
Izumi was introduced to the world of sustainably designed homes while working as an architectural photographer. An assignment with a premier prefab company committed to sustainability inspired her to learn about regenerative design.
After working with her husband’s real estate business for nearly 15 years, she got licensed in 2017 and acquired the designation of “GREEN Realtor®” by the National Association of Realtors. She also received accreditation as a LEED Green Associate, and most recently received LFA (Living Future Accreditation by International Living Future Institute).
Growing up in Japan in the industrialization period, with a family who embraced the culture of respecting nature, Izumi watched her natural environment slowly disappear. During the pandemic, and after almost 40 years of living in Westside Los Angeles, she felt the need to get out of the city so she moved to her weekend home in the mountain community of Los Padres National Forest. There, she recharges daily in the healing energy of the mountains.
Izumi is committed to educating city and suburban dwellers in living mindfully to honor our natural resources. Her vision is to wed mindful living with the built environment, and ultimately create thriving communities that promote health and resiliency for all of us as well as our planet. As an influencer in the real estate industry, she promotes the benefits of green home living. As a green home advisor, through her podcast Home Green Homes, she helps owners improve their home’s efficiency and comfort whether they stay or sell. As a GREEN realtor®, she helps buyers find homes with green potential and regenerative features. As a real estate investor, she transforms homes into healthy living environments.
Izumi has practiced Vipassana meditation for over 20 years and she teaches at InsightLA. She has completed a Buddhist Eco-Chaplaincy training program with the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies. This bridges her work in real estate with her passion for regenerative living. Izumi is also an active member of USGBC-LA and engaged in the Green Home Committee as a co-chair as well as the Women In Green Committee.